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MongoHQFree MongoDB hosting for playing around with Mongo. Free for 16mb of storage. $5/month for 256mb. It's good for small stuff and getting started with Mongo.
DifficultiesOne of the problems I found while connecting to MongoHQ from node was the authentication. Most of the MongoDB libraries for node are very simple to use, but cut some of the features from the mongodb native library like authentication (or at least make it difficult to access), so I ended up rolling my own wrapper to make the authentication step as easy as possible.
Custom WrapperI wrote a simple wrapper to the Node MongoDB native driver that made it easier to hook into MongoHQ, which requires authentication. It may be useful to other people as well:
Connecting the piecesTo get this custom driver up an running it's very simple.
- Initialize it.
- Register your collections.
- User it